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Re: Recruiting Thread
« Reply #510 on: May 19, 2017, 10:38:04 AM »
I think we get him, but LSU and SC are hot spots right now so I'm not counting my chickens
I hear you man.  Honestly I am not feeling great about getting either guy at the moment.  Who knows if it means anything but Alstork listed PITT first when announcing his final four teams.    Akoy I am hearing is an SMU lean but we are still in the game.  Time will tell but it sure would be nice to get decisions soon and both these guys in the Orange and Blue.

Who else are we looking at? if we don't get these two guys  I haven't heard of anybody else left we are looking into
Same, but there are still a ton of grad transfers out there.

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Re: Recruiting Thread
« Reply #511 on: May 19, 2017, 10:46:48 AM »
If you add those two...big if, wouldn't we lay off till next year?
I can only assume. 
Maybe BU has something up his sleeve. 
I actually like our roster if we get both of these transfers...think it will be much better than we've been seeing....

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Re: Recruiting Thread
« Reply #512 on: May 19, 2017, 12:10:21 PM »
If you add those two...big if, wouldn't we lay off till next year?
I can only assume. 
Maybe BU has something up his sleeve. 
I actually like our roster if we get both of these transfers...think it will be much better than we've been seeing....
I know people will say cool your jets but if we add those two and I think that is a huge IF at this point, I really do feel that we are a legitimate sweet 16 contender.   We would have a very talented starting 5 and then legit subs at each position off the bench.  Although we are weak defensively at the 5 Akoy would shore that part up.  Finke should do well offensively at the five my only question with him is being able to guard the 5 and stay in the game.  Black and Kipper will do well at the as will Finke if he is allowed to slide to the 4 while Okoy is on the floor.  Alstork, I mean 20 ppg at D1 level what more do you need to say. Sure he will be stepping up to B1G play but he also won't option 1,2,3 and 4 like he was at Wright State so that takes pressure off his game. 

That being said, Hawk makes a great point. Miss on both of these guys and it could be rough.   

BTW, did I hear that Alstork is supposed to announce on 5/20?  A Saturday seems like an odd day but I hope tomorrow is the day and he decides do be an Illini.   

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Re: Recruiting Thread
« Reply #513 on: May 19, 2017, 01:23:26 PM »
That being said, Hawk makes a great point. Miss on both of these guys and it could be rough.   

our 5 walk ons will be happy   ;)
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Re: Recruiting Thread
« Reply #514 on: May 19, 2017, 02:06:45 PM »
That being said, Hawk makes a great point. Miss on both of these guys and it could be rough.   

our 5 walk ons will be happy   ;)
At least their bank accounts will be.

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Re: Recruiting Thread
« Reply #515 on: May 19, 2017, 04:31:59 PM »

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Re: Recruiting Thread
« Reply #516 on: May 19, 2017, 06:21:19 PM »
Alstork pushes back announcement

https://twitter.com/DPiperScout/status/865629536104230914
Good Lord man please just announce already young man. I need some good news in my life and this waiting is driving me nuts.It is time to put the finishing touches on the team and Rock & Roll.

I wonder why he is extending?

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Re: Recruiting Thread
« Reply #517 on: May 19, 2017, 06:53:05 PM »
Hopefully not car shopping in Baton Rogue or South Carolina
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Re: Recruiting Thread
« Reply #518 on: May 19, 2017, 07:24:22 PM »
could just be a conflict or he is waiting for SC or LSU to let someone go to make him a spot lol
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Re: Recruiting Thread
« Reply #519 on: May 19, 2017, 07:47:28 PM »
could just be a conflict or he is waiting for SC or LSU to let someone go to make him a spot lol
That is my exact fear.